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[ep-uh-naf-er-uh] /ˌɛp əˈnæf ər ə/
noun, Rhetoric
anaphora (def 1).
1670-80; < Greek epanaphorá referring, reference. See ep-, anaphora Unabridged
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(rhetoric) another word for anaphora
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epanaphoral, adjective
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(Greek: "a carrying up or back"), a literary or oratorical device involving the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several sentences or clauses, as in the well-known passage from the Old Testament (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2) that begins:For everything there is a season, and a timefor every matter under heaven:a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck upwhat is planted; . . .

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